MORE than 13 inches of hair will be donated to charity after a kind-hearted schoolgirl got a haircut with a difference.

Olivia Arnot did her bit for the Little Princess Trust after her classmate at Tranent’s Windygoul Primary School, Brooke Abbott, was diagnosed with leukaemia.

The charity uses real hair to create wigs for children and young people who have lost their hair as a result of cancer or other illnesses.

Olivia, seven, got her hair cut last Tuesday at Blo Salon in Musselburgh, with the trimmed hair now being sent off to the charity.

Her mum Alexis was “really shocked” after the haircut raised nearly £800 for charity.

She said: “She was a little bit nervous on the day but after it she was grinning from ear to ear. She loves it and might consider keeping it that way for a bit.”

Brooke was diagnosed with cancer when she was just three years old after returning from a holiday in Mexico with her mum, dad and older brother.

The youngster, originally from Perth but who now lives in Tranent, had to go through two years of treatment before being declared cancer free.

Her mum, Charlene, was thrilled with the haircut and said: “It’s brilliant and much appreciated.

“It is going to benefit other little children.”

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